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Join the Journey: Will they ever find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

The Sun (09/11/2021) – I’m not a physician or a clinician but I am deep enough in this world as an Alzheimer’s care specialist to have what I consider to be a credible opinion, an opinion based on study that includes conversations with a number of physicians and clinicians. With that said, my short answer is no, I don’t imagine I’ll see the day when they will find a way to cure this insidious disease. Full story »

Many Long-Term Care Staff In Wisconsin Reject Vaccine, Despite Risks

WPR (09/11/2021) – Miller said she was required to receive the vaccine by the hospital where she is completing her clinicals for school. She said she would not be able to graduate without getting it. Miller asked that her school and her workplace not be disclosed in this article. Full story »

Louisiana nursing home resident went missing for days after Hurricane Ida before being found 60 miles away, family says

NBC News (09/09/2021) – In the aftermath of the storm, seven of the residents evacuated to a warehouse died and the Louisiana Health Department revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes, all owned by Bob Dean. Full story »

Area long-term care facilities expect to lose employees due to federal vaccine mandate

Cadillac News (09/07/2021) – Owners and administrators of long-term care facilities in the Cadillac area fully expect that they’ll lose employees if they require staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Full story »

CMS Faces Calls to Improve Remote Patient Monitoring Coverage in 2022 PFS

mHealth Intelligence (09/03/2021) – Telehealth advocates are submitting recommendations to CMS to improve coverage for remote patient monitoring services in the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule. Full story »

Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Protect The Most Vulnerable, But Pose a Hidden Threat to Residents

Time (09/02/2021) – Some two weeks before U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Aug. 18 that nursing homes must require their staff to get vaccinated or risk losing their Medicare and Medicaid funding, Genesis HealthCare, which manages about 250 facilities nationwide that offer long-term care and other services, had said its workers would need to be vaccinated. Full story »

53% of Unvaccinated Long-Term Care Staff Plan to Find Other Work

Skilled Nursing News (08/29/2021) – A survey of more than 2,100 long-term care workers found that more than half of unvaccinated employees plan to leave their job and find one where vaccines are not required. Full story »

CMS Hints at Value-Based Program Consolidation, Gives Nod to I-SNP Success

Skilled Nursing News (08/24/2021) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure noted higher participation in value-based payment models like Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) during a recent discussion with HealthAffairs, but also hinted that consolidation of such programs may be needed. Full story »